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Faculty Profile
Hayley Davis
English Teacher
Hayley Davis joined the Whitefield faculty in 2014 as a Middle School English teacher. She taught language arts to eighth graders at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School before coming to Whitefield. Davis has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from Columbia State University.

On a professional note

Why Whitefield?
I first took notice of Whitefield when I was working as a nanny for a Whitefield family. Every day I would pick the girls up from school and take them home to work on homework. Their homework was engaging and relevant. It was clear to me that the children were mastering challenging concepts and learning a great deal about God and the Bible. I saw that the children really loved their teachers and I was intrigued, so I began researching the school to learn more. I scoured the website, interviewed the Whitefield parents for whom I worked, searched all of my connections to find anyone related to Whitefield. Everyone I came in contact with said the same thing: We love it here! I found that Whitefield was a truly wonderful place to teach and to learn, where academics and faith were taught side by side, where students, teachers, and families were nurtured and cherished. I share a "passion for learning, for others ahead of self, and for the living and active Jesus" with the Whitefield community, so it seemed like a perfect fit. It didn't take me long to realize that Whitefield was my dream job!

What I love about teaching:
My favorite part about teaching are the students. I have taught eighth, ninth, eleventh, and twelfth grades and one thing is the same: they all crave authenticity. They can spot a fake from a mile away. That's why it is so important to me to build a culture of trust with my students so that they feel comfortable opening up to me. I could listen to my students talk about anything all day long. They have such fascinating opinions about how the world works and how it should work! Teenagers are unique because they are just beginning to see the world from their own perspective and may be questioning things like faith and relationships. It is of dire importance at this stage that they have authentic adults to model. They keep me on my toes, and they keep me honest. It is my joy and my privilege to be a trusted adult to these young people as they begin to ask questions. I myself was greatly influenced as a teenager by adults who walked closely with the Lord and taught me that there was no question too big for God; that if I wanted real authenticity I should look no further than the one true God of the universe. I can think of no better way to honor their legacy than by doing the same for my students!

On a personal note

My family:
My family consists of me and my husband, Joshua. We were married on June 7, 2014 and have recently started this wonderful journey called marriage! We live in Smyrna, only a few miles from where we both grew up. Joshua owns his own business as an image consultant for the Atlanta area and also works full-time at Allen Edmonds. We met and were married at Cumberland Community Church in Smyrna.

Hometown: Smyrna, GA